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Steven Gilmore

Articles by Steven Gilmore

The minimum wage rose 33% in January – the first time since 2015Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar 14 August 2018

Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest shadows on the horizon.

Padded jackets and outerwear are Myanmar's top garment exportsEU overtakes Japan as Myanmar's largest apparel market 3 October 2017

The European Union (EU) has become the largest importer of garments manufactured in Myanmar, purchasing almost as much from the country in 2016 as the next two largest destinations combined, according to trade data.

Myanmar's first – and current – daily minimum wage was set at US$2.66 in September 2015Myanmar still mulling minimum wage hike 2 October 2017

?Myanmar is due to finish a review of its national minimum wage in the coming weeks, although with labour unions and factory operators proposing very different figures a delay could be on the cards.

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